PARENT RESOURCE FOR DISCUSSING PERSONAL SAFETY

As a follow-up to the previous post, I would like to recommend the following website as an excellent resource for tips related to the subject of personal safety: www.livesecure.org The entire site is excellent but the Children and Teens html gives outstanding tips and additional information which reinforces the advice I gave in the previous [...]

DISCUSSING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT TO PROVIDE SKILLS RATHER THAN FEAR

I am very fortunate to be spending my summer on Lopez Island the San Juan Islands north of Seattle. Small communities build a very special kind of camaraderie and sharing that might not necessarily take place in the hustle and bustle of a large city or a large workplace.Many of my mornings are spent helping [...]

Who Has Your Back? And Standing Up For Yourself

As children grow up, each year brings new opportunities for independence, more freedom, more responsibilities and unfortunately potentially more risks. Our job is to help them make good decisions as they become more independent. Of course, we want to protect them from all harm. First, we can not possibly do that but we can help [...]